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  • Mexico , by Charles Creighton Hazewell (1860)
    "The mere thought of the changes that have occurred there bewilders the mind; and the inhabitants of orderly countries . . . wonder that society should continue to exist in a country where government appears to be unknown."

  • Ferocious Differences, by Jorge G. Castaneda (1995)
    The Mexican devaluation apparently caught Wall Street and the Clinton Administration by surprise -- Mexico was opaque even to experts with a huge stake in knowing what was going on. The reason, writes the author, a Mexican intellectual, goes beyond finance to the Mexican national character and how enduringly different the country is from the United States











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